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Sr Buyer

SAN DIEGO, CA

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Description

We have an exciting career opportunity with a large medical device client located in the Scripps Ranch area that is seeking an experienced Sr Buyer. Must have previous industry experience (Medical Device and/or Pharma). Company offers a wonderful culture, team-oriented environment, and room for growth! This is a Direct Hire opportunity paying 75-85k, with some possibility for more depending on experience. If you have the qualifications desired, please apply today for immediate consideration!

Job Responsibilities:

  • Follows-up on open purchase orders to ensure timely delivery. Expedites orders, as needed to meet departmental requirements.
  • Use SAP purchase requisitions to evaluate purchase needs.
  • Orders all supplies/services from vendors according to established procedures.
  • Obtains quotes, generates and processes requisitions, and maintain related records.
  • Assists in identifying back-up vendors for critical expense materials and services. This includes, but is not limited to obtaining samples of materials for testing and qualification.
  • Recognize and escalate requests and issues appropriately.
  • Utilizes available reports to order materials/services as needed to ensure there are no delays due to material shortages.
  • Assists Quality Assurance (QA) Department in resolving non-conforming raw material issues with vendors. Follows-up with vendors to arrange return and replacement of non-conforming materials.
  • Assists with the writing and/or updating of SOPs relating to purchasing and computer entries for the purchasing module.
  • Negotiates the best price, delivery and expiration date (when applicable) from vendors.
  • Maintains work area in a clean and orderly manner.

Job Requirements

  • 5 years minimum of experience as a Buyer, preferably within the Medical Device, Pharma, Biotech industry
  • Previous experience purchasing chemical kits highly preferred
  • Bachelors’ Degree preferred but not required
  • Proficient to advanced experience utilizing SAP
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Proficient knowledge of Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Customer First attitude with a flexible team player mindset
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